Business in the Netherlands for foreign companies

Rabobank: your financial partner in the Netherlands - and beyond

Your company is setting up a branch in the Netherlands and you are looking for a financial services provider that understands your market. We can support you in all areas, and together we can build a long-term relationship. Our knowledge and expertise is second to none, and we offer a wide range of products and services relating to cash management, risk management, finance and personal or private banking.

Rabobank:

  • is the corporate bank in the Netherlands
  • is one of the world’s strongest privately owned banks
  • is always close by, with over 500 branches in the Netherlands
  • has 85% of the Top 100 Dutch companies and 90% of all AEX companies among its clients
  • is No. 1 in Mergers & Acquisitions and in Export Finance in the Netherlands

With nearly 1.000 offices in 40 countries, Rabobank Group has the largest international network of all Dutch banks. We therefore offer an excellent service to our international clients. You are welcome to come and discuss your plans with us so that we can evaluate the various options.

Cash management

We can offer you a comprehensive range of banking products so you can manage your business money flows optimally. Step one is opening a business account for your day-to-day cash management. This is possible in more than 40 currencies. After that you can, of course, expand your package to include products and services that suit your company. This covers for example:

  • savings account(s), to optimise excess cash on a day-to-day level in euros
  • deposits, to optimise cash in multiple currencies
  • debit & credit cards, for easy payments - nationally and internationally
  • e-commerce solutions such as iDEAL for easy, affordable and safe e-commerce transactions
  • point-of-sale solutions, for safe, easy and (if desired) mobile transactions in your store

Find out more about cash management

SEPA (Single Euro Payment Area) has harmonised the European payments landscape, so your Dutch bank account can be used to collect and pay all EUR transactions within the EUR region, charged as domestic payments. With SEPA, a local presence is no longer necessary to be able to collect and make payments in a country.

Find out more about SEPA at Rabobank.com

Online banking

When it comes to managing your business, information and timing are among the main ingredients for success. With online banking you can arrange your bank affairs online, wherever and whenever you want.

Rabo Internet Banking offers all the basic functions for business internet banking. Our Rabo Scanner gives you access to the secure online Rabobank environment and you can use the Rabo Banking App for business mobile banking.

Rabo Corporate Connect gives you insight into your financial position and relevant market information, such as relevant currency and sector information, research and online transaction services. Fully tailored to your personal needs.

Risk management

Reduce your trade risks by using Rabobank’s strong balance sheet and relationship banking approach. Foreign Exchange (FX) can be introduced to hedge risks when doing business in foreign currencies. We also offer corporate insurance to insure your premises, your personnel and yourself, ranging from liability insurance to travel insurance and from health insurance to credit insurance. Consider choosing a separate product, or a complete insurance package. Interpolis ZekerVanJeZaak®, for instance, exists for companies with revenue of up to € 1 million, while the Interpolis Bedrijven Compact Polis® is designed for companies with revenue of over € 1 million.

Read more about managing risks

Finance

Do you need financing for the start-up or expansion of your activities in the Netherlands? We will be more than happy to help you find a suitable form of finance, such as lending, working capital, equipment leasing, car leasing, factoring, trade finance or export finance.

Read more about financing

Corporate Finance

To serve your strategic, financial, and capital-raising needs and maximise your success in both the domestic and international markets, we bring together Rabobank’s sector knowledge and in-depth knowledge of your business. We provide solutions to fulfil your short-term needs and contribute to a sustainable long-term strategy by providing.

Acquisition Finance

Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Services

Knowledge and network

We are a leader in knowledge and expertise and provide the following services via Rabo Corporate Connect:

  • sector reports from our food and agri research team or our industry knowledge team
  • equity and financial markets research
  • country risk research

In addition, Rabobank can offer easy access to a large network of partners with proven knowledge and experience on issues that foreign investors in the Netherlands may encounter, and who can quickly provide you with confidential business support.

Rabobank subsidiaries

We have a number of subsidiaries so we can provide you as complete a service package as possible. Together, we have one shared goal, and that goal is to deliver the best financial solutions.

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International rankings

  • World’s Safest Commercial Banks – No. 5 in 2014 Global Finance
  • Top 250 European Banks: No. 12 in 2014 - The Banker
  • Top 250 Borrowers-IFR: No. 15 in 2014 – IFR
  • Top 1000 World Banks: No. 29 in 2014 - The Banker
  • World’s Biggest Banks: No. 28 in 2013 - Global Finance

International awards

  • Best Investment Bank in the Netherlands in 2015 – Global Finance
  • Best (Samurai) Deal of 2015 – Capital Eye
  • Most impressive FIG Issuer of Senior Unsecured Debt 2015 – Global Capital
  • Most impressive FIG Issuer of Floating Rate Senior Unsecured Bonds 2015 – Global Capital
  • Best FIG and Samurai Issuer 2014 – CMDPortal
  • Best European CP House 2014 – CMDPortal